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Ox-Cart Man

Hall, Donald; Barbara Cooney (illust.)

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ISBN 10: 0670533289 / ISBN 13: 9780670533282
Published by Viking Press, New York, 1979
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Oblong 4to. Unpaginated (40pp). Tan half-cloth over illustrated green paper-covered boards in color illustrated dust jacket. Golden blind-stamped Caldecott (paper) medal pasted on dj. The work won the 1980 Caldecott Medal & Honor Books award. Delightful tale of the days and weeks, the months, and new changing seasons in the life of one New Englander and his family. He travels over hills, through breathtaking valleys, past farms and villages. At the buzzing Portsmouth Market he sells his goods - even his beloved oxen. Donald Hall's gentle story evokes a simple time in American life that is irrevocably past. The color reproductions of drawings by Barbara Cooney capture the serenity and sense of peace of early 19th century New England. Some age wear and creasing along parts of dj edges. Six small closed tears on top- and bottom edge on inside of dj repaired with tape. Small abrasion near lower edge on rear of dj. Tight copy with dust jacket in overall good, book in near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 32840

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Title: Ox-Cart Man

Publisher: Viking Press, New York

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: Stated First Edition.

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Winner of the Caldecott Medal

Thus begins a lyrical journey through the days and weeks, the months, and the changing seasons in the life of one New Englander and his family. The oxcart man packs his goods - the wool from his sheep, the shawl his wife made, the mittens his daughter knitted, and the linen they wove. He packs the birch brooms his son carved, and even a bag of goose feathers from the barnyard geese.

He travels over hills, through valleys, by streams, past farms and villages. At Portsmouth Market he sells his goods, one by one - even his beloved ox. Then, with his pockets full of coins, he wanders through the market, buying provisions for his family, and returns to his home. And the cycle begins again.

"Like a pastoral symphony translated into picture book format, the stunning combination of text and illustrations recreates the mood of 19-century rural New England."—The Horn Book 

About the Author:

Donald Hall is an American poet, writer, editor and literary critic. He is the author of over 50 books across several genres from children's literature, biography, memoir, essays, and including 22 volumes of verse. Hall was named the fourteenth U.S. Poet Laureate in 2006 and served for one year. He is the winner of the Caldecott Medal, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and has twice been nominated for the National Book Award. 

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